As a new school year begins, and we’re still trying to find our new normal in this post-COVID world, I’m more excited than ever to see what this year has to offer. As the new editor-in-chief, I’m looking forward to implementing the leadership tactics I learned while attending the Associated Collegiate Press Mega Media conference in Minneapolis this summer.
Growth is one of my top priorities for “The Ranger” and its contributors. I want to encourage each individual to be their best and push their own expectations.
This year, I hope to inspire. Not only do I want to lead AC Student Media in reporting on important topics, but I also want to inspire our community to connect as well. Journalism serves the community by educating the public, providing different perspectives and encouraging change.
It’s important to nourish the partnership journalism provides. I’m active on campus and I hope to inspire success in and outside of the newsroom.
“The Ranger” has been Amarillo College’s primary news source since 1930 and I’m excited to carry on the tradition. “The Ranger” covers the campus better than other news outlets because of the dedicated students that make it happen.
Last year, when I started college, I had no idea the amazing things that were in store for me. I moved a few times in high school, I wasn’t motivated and overall had a tough time accomplishing the things I wanted to. That changed when I started Amarillo College. I didn’t know what to expect, but I involved myself in on-campus activities and eventually wound up in the newsroom.
Being a part of something so much bigger than myself has been eye opening, and I feel that I’ve found the place where I feel the most myself. I want everyone to find that place. Get involved with the different clubs on campus, go to different campus events and take advantage of all of the opportunities to broaden your experience at AC. There is something here for everyone.
I wasn’t a leader when I got here. Now, I’m the editor-in-chief of “The Ranger,” president of Sigma Kappa Delta, the English honor society and a Presidential Scholar. AC has changed my life for the better, and I hope to be part of that magic for someone else this year.